If You Want To Be An Ally You Have To Do More Than Post A Black Square.
Some Places To Research and Donate
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Reclaim the Block
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Campaign Zero
- Unicorn Riot
- Black Visions Collective
- Know Your Rights Campaign
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- American Civil Liberties
- 13th (Netflix) – A 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.
- King In The Wilderness (HBO) – An American documentary about Martin Luther King Jr. that premiered on April 2, 2018, focusing on the final 18 months of his life leading up to his assassination on April 4, 1968.
- The Square: A 2013 Egyptian-American documentary film by Jehane Noujaim, which depicts the ongoing Egyptian Crisis until 2013, starting with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 at Tahrir Square.
- The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 – Directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society from 1967 to 1975 as viewed through Swedish journalists and filmmakers.
- I Am Not Your Negro – A 2016 documentary directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin‘s unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson.
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – A 2015 American doc directed and written by Stanley Nelson Jr. The film combines archival footage and interviews with surviving Panthers and FBI agents to tell the story of the revolutionary black organization Black Panther Party.
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
- How We Fight For Our Lives – Saeed Jones
- Look Both Ways – Jackson Reynolds
- How To Be An Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
- So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
- Good Talk – Mira Jacob
- The Fire This Time – Jesmyn Ward
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo
- Heavy: An American Memoir – Kiese Laymon
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower – Brittney Cooper
- The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
- Just Mercy – Bryan Setevenson
- The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
Black-Owned Bookstores To Support
- MahoganyBooks – Washington D.C
- Semicolon – Chicago, IL
- The Lit Bar – The Bronx, NY
- Source Booksellers – Detroit, MI
- Uncle Bobbies – Philadelphia, PA
- Fulton Street Books – Tulsa, OK
- Eye See Me – St Louis, MO
- Frugal Bookstore – Boston, MA,
- Eso Won Books – Los Angeles, CA
- Harriett’s Bookshop – Philadelphia, PA
- Sisters’ Uptown – New York, NY
- Loyalty Books – Silver Springs, MD
- Turning Page Bookshop – Goose Creek, SC
- Wild Fig Books – Lexington, KY
Some Accounts To Learn From
How You Can Help
Spread the word. Educate yourself. Understand that this isn’t a fad. This has to be our fight. Black Lives Matter is also a white issue. Black people know that they matter.
Wow! Thank you for sharing this! I am going to need to post this in photo club when I have the rest of my post ready. Very very good!
Can I chuck a couple of film recommendations?
Fruitvale Station (2013, Dir. Ryan Coogler)
Do the Right Thing (1989, Dir. Spike Lee)
I Am Not a Witch (2017, Dir. Rungano Nyoni)
The Watermelon Woman (1996, Dir. Cheryl Dunye)